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Britain: Chilcot’s damning findings on Iraq war

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The 2.6 million-word Chilcot report in essence acknowledges that the devastating war on Iraq and occupation was a completely unjustifiable act of military aggression, by making it clear that it was not necessary. Families of the UK army personnel who died or were seriously injured in Iraq, and the millions of Iraqi people whose lives have been shattered by the ...

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Britain: Stand firm and organise against the Blairite coup

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Article from “The Socialist”, paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, on how the attempts to remove Jeremy Corbyn by the Blairite clique in the Parliamentary Labour Party should be fought:  Four thousand in Liverpool, 1,000 in Manchester, 800 in Leeds, thousands in London. Across the country people have taken to the streets to show their support for ...

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Stop the Blairite coup! Fight for an anti-austerity party for the 99%

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Statement by the Socialist Party in England and Wales on attempts by members of the Blairite wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party to mount a coup against Jeremy Corbyn.  THE TORIES ARE IN DISARRAY and a general election is on the cards. A Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government could be in power in months. And what does the Labour right do? ...

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Britain: After the Brexit referendum

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By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the European ...

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Austria: Far right candidate loses narrowly on Presidency

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By Sonja Grusch Since Saturday 23 April, a series of physical earthquakes have shaken Austria. But the most significant was the political earthquake resulting from the 24 April first round of the presidential elections. Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the far right, FPÖ (Freedom Party), led with over 35% of the vote. Far behind that, with 21.3%, came the favourite of ...

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Brazil: Dilma’s fall unleashes anti-working class offensive

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A new stage in the class struggle has opened in Brazil. The country is living through the deepest economic and social crisis in its history. Together with this, a massive political crisis has arisen. This flows from the undemocratic manoeuvres of the traditional right and big capital against workers’ rights. At the same time, it is the product of the ...

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French workers and young people fight anti-worker labour law

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By Clare Doyle France’s ‘Socialist’ president – Francois Hollande – has this week taken the fight over the country’s labour law to a new level. After months of protests and demonstrations, the bill was heading for defeat in the National Assembly. Nearly 5,000 amendments had been submitted and at least 40 parliamentarians were going to vote against it, including 20 ...

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